In the shadow of a resurgence of Anti-Semitism in Europe, and in the light of EU governments’ efforts to eradicate the phenomenon, there is a need for an integrative anti-Semitism Index that will provide Israeli policy-makers and world Jewry leaders with a policy tool to monitor developments, ease decision-making and assess efficacy of implemented interventions.
Existing measurement tools only provide partial perspectives, a single piece of anti-Semitism jigsaw puzzle. Some only examine public opinion. Others only check the number of incidents of violence or harassment against Jews. Occasionally, field studies examine how Jews themselves perceive anti-Semitism.